Tips on Likeness: 1. Basics

Today(Jan 4 2016), I’ll be replying to as many questions/messages as I can, and a several of the questions so far, require a tip/tutorial posting for each. Here is one of them.

akiira-lee asked:
How do you draw a character from any angle looking the same?For example, how do you look at a photo and see the character from the front and be able to draw him ¾, but still looking the same?

The biggest factor in capturing the likeness of a face in any given angle is in correctly studying the proportion of the individual’s facial features in relation to one another.
If you study different faces in comparison to an evenly proportioned face (using loomis method), most individuals have certain features that stand out.
These are the features that create unique/memorable proportion of the individual’s face that you need to capture in order to get the likeness.

Sections to look for the unique proportions (simplified):
- overall head shape   
- T-zone of the face (eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth)
- Jaw size 
- head size (hairline above and below)
- Ear size
** look for width, length, and overall curvatures in proportion

Exaggerating this unique proportion of the face will enhance the likeness to that person as long as you don’t completely disrupt the rest of the relative proportion of the other features. This is also why good caricaturists are able to capture the likeness of the person even when they go for extreme proportions because they focus on exaggerating the unique proportion that’s already in that person’s face.

(art work by Pete Emslie)

Once you figure out the unique proportion of the person’s face, then you need to figure out the detailed characteristics of each features. There are too much for me to cover in this one article, but the main point is that, You need to separately study different types of each features such as: ( eyes- eye brows- nose- mouth- Jaw line- Cheek line)

Practice each types in different angles. If you’re having trouble with figuring out the angles, pick an actor or actress with the type of feature you want to study(e.g. droopy eyes), and find a video clip with them in it. Pause the video on different angles for you to practice off of.

With the individual’s unique proportion and details of the features in mind, now you need to place the features on to a strong base structure of a face. There are different theories and methods for drawing a base structure for a face. I personally recommend studying the Loomis method” by Andrew Loomis.

Step by Step:

1. Draw the base structure in multiple angles.
2. Rough-in feature locations. FOCUS on the unique proportion. 
3. Render in the features. FOCUS on the detailed characteristics of each. 

If you stare at a person long enough, your eyes get accustomed, and what used to look unusual to you get familiarized and no longer stand out.

Thus, to capture the likeness of an existing individual, instead of only referring to a single shot image of that person, studying a group shot is a lot more helpful. This is because if you use a group shot, the contrast between different faces will help the individual’s unique features to stand out constantly.

This may seem like a whole a lot of steps and things to keep in mind just to draw one face but eventually with practice, you’ll get to a point where you no longer need to take all the steps or spend as much time in figuring each out.  

To conclude this long-ass post, I would like to say that, while these are all important skills to practice, also keep in mind that capturing the high level of likeness in face and keeping it consistent is not always the number one priority unless that’s the main focus of the type of work (e.g. portraitures). Some professionals have to balance out how much time they spend on likeness of the face and rely more on broader elements like, colour, hairstyle and outfit in order to spend more time on other areas of the work such as composition, character acting and cinematography depending on the type of work.

So ya.. it’s important but don’t beat yourself up to the point of hating your own work ( - v-) 

Tutorial de corações nos icons

Meu primeiro tutorial, espero ajudar :)

1- Faz o icon normal e aplica sua action de preferencia. (eu aconselho a aplicar a action antes de colocar os corações.)

2- Link dos corações aqui, aqui, e aqui.

3- Abra os corações que escolher e arraste ate o icon. Na hora de arrumar, aumentar ou diminuir o png no icon, aperte durante todo processo de arrumação do png de coração, o botão Shift no teclado, para não destorcer a imagem. Agora é só da enter e salvar.

Esse coração na imagem acima é quase a mesma coisa que os outros mas tem que fazer algumas coisas a mais. É superfácil. 

1- Abra o icon normal, aplica a action e abra essa imagem, link aqui

  • Não é um png mas vamos fazer virar.

2- Ainda assim, arraste a imagem de coração com fundo preto ate a imagem desejada e arrume, não esquecer do botão Shift no teclado para não destorcer a imagem.

3- Com a imagem de coração selecionada (print) clica em Normal (print) e na opção Divisão (print). Agora é só salvar.

  • Like ou reblog se for útil.
Enfeite Corações na foto
  • Postei uma foto minha aqui com uns corações na cabeça e muitos de vocês ficaram curiosos querendo saber como fazia. Foto aqui {xx}
  • Bem, normalmente esse efeito é feito somente pelo MacBook da Apple, mais andei dando uma pesquisada e pelo instagran @appsdosfamosos achei esse tutorial e vou ensinar pra vocês aqui ♥

  • É bem simples, primeiro vocês precisam baixar o PicsArt (clique pra baixar no android)

- Abre a imagem que você deseja usar o enfeite
- Selecione a opção “Adicionar Foto”

- Abra a seguinte imagem

- Ficará então assim, selecione a opção “Normal”

- E em seguida a opção “Screen”

- Ajeita o local aonde quer que fique certinho e depois só salvar

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  • Tutorial feito por Luh (sxevil) inspirado no instagram @appsdosfamosos

anonymous asked:

How do you do the things with syncing the mouths, like where do you get the mouths to layer over the original mouths. I want your supply of mouths. Thank you.

i do this

with magic



…okay more seriously, i’m finally making a tutorial.



1. Open premiere pro, export a video, and choose the scene you want to edit and drag it to the sequence:

2. Duplicate the scene: while dragging the scene to the video track above it, hold the “Alt” key so you can have the same clip twice:

3. Select the duplicated clip and open the “opacity” section, and select the pen tool to start creating a mask on the clip: (don’t forget to change the progressive contour of the mask (just below the pen tool) from 10,0 to 1,0 or the border of the mask will be a little too blurred and the mask may not take the whole mouth)

But why masking his mouth? Because, often, the light of the background or the background itself can move (okay in the scene i chose, the bg has “the chance” to not move at all, but when the bg moves, the mask tool will be very useful to let the bg “do its job”), and the character can move too, so thanks to the mask you can change the trajectory of the mouth to fit with the new position of the character.

4. Select the cutter tool (or just press C, this is faster) and cut all the different lip syncs you can find in this scene. I cut and make all the lip syncs 1 frame long for each one, that’s why they seem so short. ↓ ↓

I change their color by selecting them with the selection tool (or press V): hold ”Shift” key and select all the lip syncs => right click => Label => choose the color you want)

5. Delete the useless cut clips, and rank all the lip syncs:

HOW CAN I ORDER THEM? Well, if it can help, I have this technique and I often finish with 7 big categories:

(usually, the “L” lip sync is way better better than that in the legend of korra but blame studio pierrot for this shANYWAY

6. Time to hold all the lip syncs frames. Why? Because for example “m” lip sync will not stay “m” if you make the clip too long. That’s why you have to right click on a clip, and select “Add Frame Hold” so this “m” frame will stay “m” even if the clip is 5 minutes long. BUT DO NOT FORGET to put the time cursor (the blue line which tells you where you are in your sequence) at the beginning of EACH lip sync, because this is where the frame will be held. It means that if the cursor is not at the beginning of the clip in which you select “Add Frame Hold”, the effect won’t work on this clip!

7. Now you can drag the lips syncs in another video track, and synchronize them with the audio you want. I advise you to repeat the audio with your mouth and to clearly articulate: it will help you to choose the right lip syncs at the right time:

I drag and duplicate them so i am sure I still have all my basic frames well-ordered if something goes wrong.

and TAAAADAAAAAAAAAAA! The final render! If you can lip-read this correctly without the audio, it means I made a good job. If not, *tries to not feel guilty* tHIS IS PIERROT’S FAULT!!!

(i wanted to use a pvb line from the new episode but i was like !!!!!no spOILER!!!!! so i used probably one of my favorite lines from pvb)

Also, you can check videos on youtube to learn more about premiere pro (like zooming, motion etc…), they are really reALLY useful!

I hope you liked this tutorial :)


Anon asked for a gif tutorial, so here it is. I will show you how I make my gifs, and it’s actually pretty much the same as everyone. I will try to make it very detailed so you won’t be confused. Click on the images for better quality. Don’t freak out my photoshop is in french

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